I’m a queer psychotherapist in California who is passionate about helping LGBTQIA+ folx, non-monogamous and kinky adults, and neurodivergent clients improve their self-esteem, process through trauma, and exist in a space that can be cultivated for further authenticity and self-love.
My work focuses on deepening my client’s relationships with themselves through creating boundaries, modifying negative self-thoughts, and cultivating an experience of self-care and self-compassion. I believe in taking a collaborative approach that affirms my client as an expert in themselves while also existing as an “auditor” of the stories that may not be as kind or truthful as we believe them to be.
My clients tell me that I have a calming presence, and that I'm great at offering another perspective in order to challenge their negative self-beliefs in a supportive and compassionate way. I do not expect vulnerability in our work together, and cherish the parts of my clients that they feel safe and comfortable enough to share with me.
I enjoy baking and have two dogs that you'll most likely meet!
Please send me an email if you're interested in working together.
Erin Gish-Stiles (She/They)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California